1. WWE: The Only Way to Make the Ryback/CM Punk Swerve Work

    Every once in a while, the WWE will throw a curve that not even the IWC will see coming. When Vince wants something to be a surprise, you can bet your bottom dollar it will be a surprise...

    Dustin Murrell Written by Dustin Murrell about almost 2 years ago 17,409 reads 116 comments

  2. WWE Hell in a Cell 2012: CM Punk vs. John Cena, by the Numbers

    They say that history is the best predictor of the future. On Monday Night Raw, Mick Foley laid into CM Punk for putting too much emphasis on statistics rather than legendary moments...

    Dustin Murrell Written by Dustin Murrell about almost 2 years ago 11,253 reads 33 comments

  3. WWE: What You Missed on Superstars, NXT & SM Slam Last Week

    With the recent expansion to a three-hour Raw and a new Saturday morning program for children, the current WWE television lineup includes seven and a half hours of programming each week, if you count the newly re-branded NXT...

    Dustin Murrell Written by Dustin Murrell about almost 2 years ago 7,772 reads 59 comments

  4. WWE SmackDown Review: Where Do We Go with the Upper Card Now?

    Most WWE fans have been unhappy with the World Heavyweight Championship scene for a while now. Feuds with Sheamus seem to drag on, and Alberto Del Rio's series of matches felt no different...

    Dustin Murrell Written by Dustin Murrell about almost 2 years ago 7,920 reads 54 comments

  5. WWE Hell in a Cell 2012: Who Will Sheamus Defend the World Championship Against?

    Now that his feud with Alberto Del Rio is presumably over, WWE Creative needs to come up with an opponent for Sheamus at the Hell In A Cell pay-per-view...

    Dustin Murrell Written by Dustin Murrell about almost 2 years ago 4,744 reads 54 comments

  6. Andy Dalton, AJ Green, and the Cincinnati Bengals: A Casual Fan's Perspective

    One of the advantages of growing up in central Iowa is that there are no professional sports teams that we are expected or obligated to follow...

    Dustin Murrell Written by Dustin Murrell about almost 2 years ago 1,109 reads 7 comments

  7. WWE Night of Champions: Reasons Why All 6 Titles Will Change Hands

    Tonight, WWE presents Night of Champions, the only pay-per-view that requires every champion to defend their title every year. In the world of professional wrestling, few things get people talking more than a new champion...

    Dustin Murrell Written by Dustin Murrell about almost 2 years ago 3,857 reads 10 comments

  8. WWE Analysis: Why John Cena's Last Promo Was so Epic

    Because of an awkward work schedule and a complete lack of cable or satellite television service in my home, I very rarely get to watch Monday Night Raw as it airs live...

    Dustin Murrell Written by Dustin Murrell about almost 2 years ago 8,257 reads 103 comments

  9. WWE: My Long-Term Plan for CM Punk, John Cena, The Rock, Lesnar & Dolph Ziggler

    Note to reader: If you don't like "fantasy booking" or "fan fiction," you won't like this article. You can skip to the end and simply read the "Quick Notes" version to get the gist...

    Dustin Murrell Written by Dustin Murrell about almost 2 years ago 7,795 reads 65 comments

  10. Columbus Crew at Sporting KC: What Can a Casual Fan Expect from a MLS Game?

    In March, my eldest nephew, 8, accompanied me to WrestleMania XXVIII in Miami. His brother, 5, had to stay at home...

    Dustin Murrell Written by Dustin Murrell about 2 years ago 1,039 reads 2 comments

  11. WWE SummerSlam: Who Should Compete for the 6 Championships?

    After a Monday Night Raw that was as praiseworthy as it was unpredictable, the landscape for SummerSlam has changed drastically, especially as far as the title picture is concerned...

    Dustin Murrell Written by Dustin Murrell about 2 years ago 4,712 reads 55 comments

  12. WWE: A Better Way to Use Cena's MITB Briefcase

    Short of their annual WrestleMania efforts, the WWE never invests as much into one show as they are investing into the 1000th episode of Monday Night Raw...

    Dustin Murrell Written by Dustin Murrell about 2 years ago 3,580 reads 36 comments

  13. Friday Night SmackDown Review: Through the Eyes of the Youth

    WWE present their Money in the Bank pay-per-view tonight, and I haven't written a wrestling article since my No Way Out preview...

    Dustin Murrell Written by Dustin Murrell about 2 years ago 647 reads 4 comments

  14. Pittsburgh Pirates at St. Louis Cardinals: A Casual Fan's Perspective

    As long as I can remember, I've been a St. Louis Cardinals fan. I don't remember exactly how or when I decided to make them my MLB team of choice, but I'm sure it had a lot to ...

    Dustin Murrell Written by Dustin Murrell about 2 years ago 464 reads 1 comments

  15. WWE No Way Out 2012 Preview: Predictions Based on Statistics

    One thing that most sports programming does that WWE fails to do is keep the viewers updated on the participants' histories and stats, especially as it relates to the specific encounter they are showing...

    Dustin Murrell Written by Dustin Murrell about 2 years ago 2,821 reads 8 comments

  16. WWE No Way out 2012: Why Dolph Ziggler Is a Better Fit Than Alberto Del Rio

    The WWE sure is struggling to keep their marquee names in the ring these days. There are a number of reasons that different stars are unable or unwilling to compete, but it happens to be the perfect storm for Dolph Ziggler ...

    Dustin Murrell Written by Dustin Murrell about 2 years ago 1,694 reads 30 comments

  17. WWE Brodus Clay Exclusive to SmackDown: Do the WWE Brands Finally Matter Again?

    On this week's Friday Night SmackDown, we learned that "The Funkasaurus" Brodus Clay will no longer appear on Raw. Instead, he is a permanent member of the SmackDown roster...

    Dustin Murrell Written by Dustin Murrell about 2 years ago 5,141 reads 70 comments

  18. WWE SmackDown: Could Christian/Ziggler Match Lead to Fatal 4-Way at No Way Out?

    This preview is Spoiler-Free , so until SmackDown airs tonight, please leave the comments Spoiler-Free as well...

    Dustin Murrell Written by Dustin Murrell about 2 years ago 3,814 reads 39 comments

  19. WWE Superstars Review: Quicknotes, Predictions, & Questions

    The QuickNotes version of my review is immediately below. If you wish to read a full recap, complete with predictions and questions, please view the Slideshow...

    Dustin Murrell Written by Dustin Murrell about 2 years ago 1,518 reads 14 comments

  20. WWE NXT: Is Watching Again for the 1st Time Worth Your Time?

    The last time I remember watching NXT was Season 2, and I'm not sure that I watched long enough to see Kaval win...

    Dustin Murrell Written by Dustin Murrell about 2 years ago 1,462 reads 15 comments

  21. WWE Raw Results (6.4.12): QuickNotes, Predictions and Questions

    The QuickNotes version of my review is immediately below. For a segment-by-segment review, complete with predictions and questions, please Begin the Slideshow...

    Dustin Murrell Written by Dustin Murrell about 2 years ago 3,285 reads 10 comments

  22. WWE Superstars Review: Is Christian vs. Drew McIntyre Worth Watching?

    If you'd just like the QuickNotes version of my Superstars review, just skip to the next slide. If you'd like a segment-by-segment breakdown, complete with predictions and questions, click through the remaining slides...

    Dustin Murrell Written by Dustin Murrell about 2 years ago 1,526 reads 29 comments

  23. WWE SmackDown: Spoiler-Free Preview, Through the Eyes of the Youth

    There is a lot to be determined in the world of WWE between now and No Way Out on June 17. In what ways will SmackDown further the narratives of WWE's stories? Friday Night SmackDown ...

    Dustin Murrell Written by Dustin Murrell about 2 years ago 1,662 reads 7 comments

  24. WWE PPV Rewind: Royal Rumble 1996

    The Royal Rumble will always be my favorite match and my second favorite WWE pay-per-view of the year. There hasn't been a single Royal Rumble match that I didn't enjoy...

    Dustin Murrell Written by Dustin Murrell about 2 years ago 1,366 reads 5 comments

  25. WWE: Sin Cara's Return and Rebuilding WWE's Mexican Fanbase by SummerSlam 2013

    My 401(k) aside, WWE currently makes up a little more than 7% of my stock portfolio. So both as a fan and an investor, I am very interested in how the WWE continues to grow their international product...

    Dustin Murrell Written by Dustin Murrell about 2 years ago 3,624 reads 28 comments